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Halo: Fall of Reach Bootcamp (Halo (Marvel Hardcover)) Hardcover – April 27, 2011
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Boot camp is, of course, the beginning of a military career, and as such, Brian Reed constructs a story that begins at the most nascent points of Halo mythology, approaching portions of this story from the perspective of a child who is abducted from his family to serve in the military and eventually become a legendary soldier. It's all a variation on the prototypical Captain America tale, but far more grim and futuristic. While other Halo collections have dropped into the middle of the action, Fall of Reach is a series that promises to appeal to those who haven't logged many game hours.
The grittiness of this world is enhanced by the artwork of Felix Ruiz, whose scratchy, scribbly style of art creates an uncomfortable, unsettling, but altogether accurately emotive portrayal of forced military servitude. While much of Halo is predicated on the ultra-science-fiction of threatening aliens known as the Covenant, they don't appear until the very last page of this collection, marking a dramatic conclusion that makes future collections a very inviting prospect.Read more ›
Kelly was described as tall, slender, and having very long blue hair. In the comic, she has shorter brown hair, and is the same height as everybody else. Sam was described as having darker skin, dirty blonde hair, and green eyes. He is white with blonde hair, and like almost everyone in the book, you can't see his eyes. Linda had red hair, and was shown with blonde. It completely kills the image given to these characters originally.
So this comic is good for absolutely nothing. The story is completely different, so buying it for that is out of the question. Which is strange, because I can't imagine it's difficult to COPY a book. The visuals are extremely different. At one point in the book, every kid was supposed to have a shaved head and dropped into a winter forest, but instead, they all have regular length hair and there is not a single flake on the ground.
This comic is good for absolutely nothing. If you liked the book, don't even think about purchasing this. If you haven't read it and planned on buying the comic for a quick version, completely drop that idea and buy the book. This comic is a disgrace.
I think the casual fan who hasn't read the book will enjoy this. For someone who has a read the book, I would say you have a 50/50 shot; just know it is a comic, so you will not have as much narrative detail.
All this said, I can't wait for the phase II of this series (Halo: Covenant)that has just started coming out.
This first arc (issues #1-4) in this new series starts off by revealing, in detail, the past of the famous Master Chief. You finally get a good look at his face and see what it took to make him the one-man army that he became in the video games. This first story arc was done well recounting one of the first missions the Spartans took part in and showed the beginnings of the armor evolution that was to happen. The art was nice, if a bit sketchy, and the writing was well done and fairly easy to follow. It's been a little while since I've read a Halo book so I had to re-associate myself with the Halo universe but other than that, it was a really fun read. The ending to this arc leads right up to the second one and that one will definitely be one to look out for!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good Comic detailing the book Fall or Reach and the beginning of the Master Chief's story.Published 29 days ago by Rory Shauan
Loved this comic book I read it one time and add it to my halo collection. Keeping it in mint condition.Published 1 month ago by Juan L.Garcia
The art was different the most comics, less digital and more... Boxy? Hand written. It was nice and breath of fresh air. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ethan
I didn't knew this was a comic and not a book, it was never mention and it appear in the books search so it was kind of a disapointment to find out I buy something I didn't want. Read morePublished 2 months ago by María Fernanda
I was a little disappointed that this book includes everything that you can already find in the Halo Fall of Reach book. It's nice to see it from a comic book standpoint though. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Garrett
It was a great comic book, but it was somewhat hard to read on a kindle.Published 11 months ago by Luke David Hunt
A VERY vaugue picture book of an epic story. Read or audible fall of reach novel. Retreat? Hell. Read the entire soul clenching awesome collection of novels. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jonathan Bayrd